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McKnight 2020 Fellowships for Choreographers and Dancers

Intent to Apply for the 2020 Fellowships is due by Wednesday, September 4, 2019 

(with the final application due in spring 2020).

The Intent to Apply form is now open.

Choreographers: http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/choreographer-guidelines

Dancers:  http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/dancer-guidelines

Two webinars for all interested applicants are being offered

Tuesday, August 13th, 5:00-6:00 pm

Monday, August 19th, 12:00-1:00 pm

These sessions, led by Program Director Mary Ellen Childs, will be accessed through the online meeting site, Zoom. RSVP to mckfell@thecowlescenter.org, and you will be sent a link to enter the webinar by internet browser on a computer or smart phone.  

This information session will be geared towards first-time applicants and focus on frequently asked questions regarding the application materials – – the artistic statement, resume and work sample.  Participants will be able to ask questions via a chat feature, or are encouraged to submit a question by email when you RSVP. 

If you plan to submit an Intent to Apply, be aware that local panelists are already in place and viewing performances. Please submit performance information to us using our online calendar forms:

Choreographers:  http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/calendar-choreographers/

Dancers:     http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/calendar-dancer/

Be sure to give us as much lead time as possible (4-6 weeks is optimal) so that panelists can get your performances on their calendars.

McKnight Community-Engaged Artist Fellowship Program

From August 16 to October 11, 2019, Pillsbury House Theatre will accept applications for the inaugural McKnight Community-Engaged Artist Fellowship program.

Community-Engaged Artists are artists who use their artistic practice to engage relationships aimed at producing social transformation. The goal of the Community-Engaged Artist Fellowship program is to identify and support mid-career Minnesota artists who create exceptional community engaged work. The program will use an independent jury of three arts professionals to award two fellowships. The fellowship will run for one year: January 1, 2020– January 1, 2021. Artists from all areas of Minnesota are encouraged to apply.

SELECTED FELLOWS WILL RECEIVE:

• $25,000 (unrestricted): Fellowship funding may be used to enhance any aspect of the artist’s life, such as overhead costs, the purchase of materials, travel, and other living expenses. Awards are subject to state and federal income tax guidelines.
• $3,000 in additional funds for a pilot initiative leading to the development of new community engaged work.
• Access to PH+T’s facilities and equipment.
• Support from PH+T staff and menu of community resources and services.
• Fellowship Discussion Series: Fellows will select a national expert in the field to be in dialogue with throughout the term of their fellowship, culminating in a public discussion about community engaged practice.

Applicants will be evaluated and selected based on the transformative impact of their work as evidenced in submitted materials, and work samples. Consideration will be given to accomplishments to date as well as promise for continued development and the impact the fellowship will have on the artist.

APPLY:

Applications are open August 16 – October 11, 2019. To apply, click here.
Stay tuned for info session dates!

GET IN TOUCH:

Mike Hoyt, Program Director
mikeh@pillsburyhousetheatre.org / 612.787.3655
Pillsbury House Theatre / 3501 Chicago Ave S, MPLS

ABOUT MCKNIGHT FELLOWSHIPS:

The McKnight Foundation’s Arts program is one of the oldest and largest of its kind in the country. Established in 1981, the McKnight Artist Fellowships provide annual, unrestricted cash awards to outstanding mid-career Minnesota artists in ten areas. For more information, visit https://www.mcknight.org/programs/arts/the-mcknight-artist-fellowships/.

Lake of the Woods Artists’ Retreat

Come out to Laketrails Base Camp on Oak Island for a weekend of rest, relaxation, and art. This rustic island is the perfect getaway to rejuvenate and reconnect with your artistic projects and goals.

When: September 5-8, 2019

The Plan: The group will meet up in Warroad, MN, leaving at noon on Thursday, and carpool from there. When you get to Young’s Bay Resort at the Northwest Angle, you’ll take a boat out to Laketrails. Once on the island, you’ll have dinner and an opening circle to get to know each other. After that, the weekend is yours. You’ll have time and space to do your art and enjoy nature. Meals and snacks are provided during your stay on the island. There is an optional social hour on Friday and Saturday nights. On Sunday, the retreat concludes with brunch. Boats leave the island at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Canadian guests will meet up in Sprague.

How “rustic” is it? 

Oak Island is about 10-15 minutes by boat from Young’s Bay Resort at the Northwest Angle. Laketrails Base Camp is far from posh, but quite comfortable. Some wi-fi is available. The communal buildings and cabins have electricity, but plan to spend part of your time unplugged. You won’t need to bring your own toilet paper, and no-flush toilets are conveniently located near the “Early Bird” cabin, the “Night Owl” cabin, and the communal spaces. Sleeping cabins have an open-space layout, with bunks and single beds with mattresses. Participants are housed according to their sleeping preference – early bird or night owl. There are showers (which are pretty nice considering) but use water sparingly (or jump in the lake.) There are canoes and a sauna for your enjoyment and lots of glorious nature. It’s an island at the end of the earth — in the best sense!

How “rustic” do I need to be? Must be able to get in and out of a boat and navigate uneven terrain.

Please note that the nearest emergency medical facilities are at least 2 hours away.

Cost: $300.00 USD which includes boat transportation, meals and snacks on the island, lodging, canoes, paddle boats, sauna, campfires, lots of peace and quiet, and beautiful nature.

Register: Fill out the online form below and pay with PayPal or fill out this registration form and mail, along with your deposit or full payment, to: Red Shoes Writing Solutions, 33145 593rd Ave., Warroad, MN 56763.

A non-refundable deposit of $100 is due upon registration. Balance is due by August 7th, 2019. Refunds are at the discretion of Laketrails Base Camp and Red Shoes Writing Solutions. If you have any questions, contact Kim Hruba, kim@redshoeswriting.com or (218) 469-0204.

Rings of Fire Metalsmithing & Jewelry Making Workshop

Metalsmithing and Jewelry Making Workshop

Sponsored by the North Dakota Museum of Art

July 29 – August 2, 2019
Ages 12 and older (yes, adults are already signing up for this workshop)9 am – 3 pm, Monday – Friday

$200 Museum Members, $250 non-members Register Online
Perfect for the novice and inspiring metalsmith. The class will explore the field of contemporary jewelry, and how to create unique, one of kind and/or conceptual pieces. You will be learning basic fabrication skills such as using a jeweler’s saw, drilling, filing, sanding, polishing, soldering, riveting, basic forming and color on metal techniques. You’ll be making rings, pendants, earrings and more.

All materials provided. 

The workshop is located in the Hughes Fine Arts Center on the UND campus.

Taught by Artist and UND Instructor: MALISSA KUZNICKI 
Malissa Kuznicki has 15 years of experience in the commercial jewelry industry. Her work has been exhibited internationally and has been on the cover of Metalsmith magazine. She received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Toledo and a Master’s degree from Bowling Green State University. Malissa currently teaches jewelry and metalsmithing at the University of North Dakota.

Visit the North Dakota Museum of Art website here for more info.

Forecast Public Art RFP for Public Artwork in St. Louis Park

Forecast is facilitating a selection process for an artist to work on a public artwork at Bridgewater Bank’s new headquarters in St. Louis Park, MN. The RFQ is attached to this email, and includes information about eligibility, timeline, budget, and more.
Applicants must be experienced visual artists or artist-lead teams residing in the state of Minnesota, and must demonstrate their ability to execute a public art project of this scale and budget.
RFQ submissions are due August 12, 2019.
Please direct any questions to Tricia Heuring: tricia@forecastpublicart.org

To learn more visit their website here.